The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1887

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The schr. A. Foster is loading iron ore for Cape Vincent.

The schrs. Annie Falconer and British Queen are loading lumber for Oswego.

On Saturday evening the Philo Bennett cleared for Oswego with lumber.

The steamer Ida has been sold to S.S. Mutton, lumber merchant, Toronto.

The schrs. Loretta Rooney and Hannah Butler, are discharging coal from Charlotte.

The tug Active and four barges, which have been delayed at Prescott by the smoke, arrived yesterday.

The props. Lake Ontario and Cuba, after lightening their cargoes of grain from the west, cleared for Montreal yesterday.

The schrs. A. Falconer and T. Starling, from Toronto, are discharging 35,000 bushels of wheat, and the schr. Jessie Macdonald has been relieved of 5,000 bushels of peas.

The steame Hero will in future run daily to Picton, and tri-weekly to Deseronto and Belleville.

The steamer Southern Belle has been sold to J.D. Silcox, of Brighton. She will ply between Rochester, N.Y. and Brighton through the Murray Canal and Bay of Quinte.

It is reported that the merchant line of steamers is to be withdrawn from the Montreal route, and will run between Duluth and Collingwood.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon, ashore on Mohawk Island, was released without damage. She was coal laden from Ashtabula for Brockville.

Capt. Garrett has received from friends at Watertown, passengers on the Ella Ross this season, a beautiful lemonade set, consisting of a hammered brass tray and china accompaniments.

Arrivals: schr. Hannah Butler, Charlotte, 198 tons coal; schr. Starling, Toronto, 12,488 bush. wheat; schr. L. Rooney, Charlotte, 298 tons coal; prop. Cuba, Chicago, 5,500 bush. corn; prop. Alma Munro, Toledo, 8,503 bush. corn.

Clearances: schr. White Oak, Oswego, 159,093 feet lumber; prop. Celtic, Cleveland, light; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 100,200 feet lumber.

The prop. Tecumseh and barge Cameron with timber arrived at Collinsby from Thessalon River, Georgian Bay and Cheboygan. On the Tecumseh is 39,000 feet and the barge has got 22,500 feet. On Thursday the Tecumseh ran on a reef seven miles from Port Colborne. The captain was unable to guide the boat on account of the dense fog. Her deck load was lightened and two tugs released her. The schr. Neelon, laden with coal and grindstone, was towed to the city by the Tecumseh and afterwards taken to her destination, Gananoque, by the tug Sir John A. Macdonald. The barge Cavalier, one of the Tecumseh consorts, arrived last week at Collinsby with a cargo of oak from Georgian Bay. The employers of the boats say that navigation has been greatly obstructed during the past few weeks by the dense smoke from brush fires.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1887